Friends of York Hospitals

Welcome to the website of the Friends of York Hospitals
We are a registered charity, founded in 1953 and rooted in the local community.

Our charity has two main roles:

  • We provide hospital volunteers.
    They help the patients and support the staff at York Hospital and two small rehabilitation hospitals for elderly patients, St Helens and White Cross Court.
  • We raise money.
    We fundraise to buy specialist equipment for the benefit of patients and their families

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust value our work and provide us with an office in York Hospital, but otherwise we receive no government funding. We owe our existence to the generosity of local people – to the financial donations they make, and to the practical help they give.

Learn more about our work
A volunteer with a patient Long volunteer service awards A York hospital volunteer of the year award A hospital staff member